|Saturn Ring Observer Concept Study - Phil Nicholson, Matthew Tiscareno and Linda Spilker|
The Saturn Ring Observer (SRO) study was requested by the Giant Planets Panel of the 2012 Planetary Science Decadal Survey (PSDS). The panel specified two study objectives: -Investigate the method(s) by which a spacecraft might be placed in a tight circular orbit around Saturn, using chemical or nuclear-electric propulsion or aerocapture in Saturn's atmosphere. The critical issue is trajectory. -Identify technological developments for the next decade that would enable such a mission in the post-...
Keywords: Saturn; Rings; NASA; Mission Concept Study; Decadal